Steven Spielberg Doesn’t Think Women Will Be Shut Out of This Year’s Oscar Nominations

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Natalie Portman was simply stating an objective fact when she introduced the Golden Globes directing nominees as “all male.” Even though the nominees grimaced through the shade Sunday night, bespectacled zaddy Steven Spielberg was okay with it, saying women’s contributions to film in 2017 needs more attention. “There’s a watershed happening right now, slowly, maybe not fast enough, for women directors,” Spielberg said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I mean you have Patty Jenkins. We have some amazing women that have come forward, you know Mudbound and Lady Bird. This is a pretty incredible year, and I think you’ll be seeing some nominations. I’m predicting at the Oscars this year for a woman director, if not several.” While our crystal ball predicts another year of men getting all the acclaim, it’s nice to know at least one of those dudes is listening.

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